I cleaned up two more halves today from previous gluing. I've got a lot of halves lying around now ready to be joined.
Here are the soaked strips for frame #11 loaded into the mold and clamped. The extra length around the halfway point is necessary for keeping them flexible around the tight curves. The longer the strip, the more flexible it seems to be when there are tight curves like this. I also need the extra length for the scarf joint.
I also had the pleasure of some destructive fun today, rather than the usual constructive fun. The test block I made last week finished its 6 day cure cycle and got the hammer. Good results with obvious wood failure rather than glue failure. Looks like I can keep the frames I've glued with this batch of penacolite.
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